Monument Basin

Let's make it a trifecta of posts from Grand View Point! Such a neat area that these images have only touched on how scenic it is and only hint at the opportunity for photographers.

Here is the area around the Colorado River canyons known as Monument Basin.

Grand View sits some 1400' above the flat area known as the White Rim. If you look around the edge of the basin you can see where that name comes from. From the White Rim the drop is several hundred more feet into the depths carved by the Colorado River.

The top image takes in the whole of Monument Basin and you can see the pillars and buttes that make it a different kind of landscape.

The second image is also of the basin on a rainy day but in this one you can actually make out the mighty Colorado with just a glimpse of its waters.


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